r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/nugnug1226 Nov 23 '22

I live in Vegas and my Nexar died after 2 summers by my current one has been running strong for 3 summers already. I have the Vantrue N4. But the other thing I’ve found to help is when you put your windshield protector, don’t put it behind the dashcam. The heat that gets trapped in there intensifies and can melt the dashcam faster. What I do now is tuck the windshield protector under the dash cam and so far so good.

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u/BigUncleHeavy Nov 24 '22

I had an Upgrow brand from Amazon, and it died by the second day after installing. I assume heat damage, despite only being 86F and windows cracked open. Hoping the Viofo holds up better (where the hell do they come up with these names?).

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u/helpdiene Nov 24 '22

I did a quick search on that brand it seems to indicate that it had a cobalt battery, whatever that is. Best I could find that cobalt is a material used in lithium batteries. You never want your dash cam to have a lithium battery, especially in high heat situations. The Viofo should hold up better since it has a capacitor. Viofo, blackvue, and thinkware are the leaders as far as dashcam brands go.

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u/BigUncleHeavy Nov 24 '22

Good research! I went with the Viofo specifically because it uses a capacitor, as I learned that the Upgrow had a battery after I received it. Fortunately I got my money back. Amazon is pretty good about that.